United Youth Against Hate and Violent Extremism in Europe

In cooperation with Human Rights Education Youth Network (HREYN), the European Youth Press (EYP) and the Youth Department of the Council of Europe, UNITED took part in a special project to counter hate and violent extremism among young people at risk of social exclusion.

The project, which took place over the course of 2017, consisted of two Study Sessions (in April and September 2017) at the European Youth Centre in Budapest, and an intermediate phase between the two study sessions, when participants organized activities to engage young people at risk of social exclusion.

The aim of the project was to provide to youth trainers’, youth activists’ and young people competences to act against violent extremism and hate speech in Europe.


  • Develop strategies and activities involving young people in combating hate and violence in response to the ongoing political and social events in Council of Europe member states;
  • Encourage cooperation among youth networks and groups who may be targets of hate speech;
  • Multiply the local impact of the No Hate Speech Movement by actively involving local communities in countering hate speech;
  • Increase competences of youth trainers, activists and young people at risk of social exclusion in the field of Human Rights Education and activism;
  • Enhance youth participation and facilitate access to international youth activism for young people at risk of social exclusion;
  • Mainstream anti-hate speech and HRE methods and tools developed during the No Hate Speech Movement, with specific focus on Bookmarks and the updated version of Compass;
  • Create and develop projects that will be implemented by young people and the partner youth organizations.

About the First Study Session

Activities of the intermediate phase

About the Second Study Session